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A History of the World in 6 Glasses Summary A History of the World in 6 Glasses Summary

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Summary

7 min read ⌚  How Your Favorite Drinks Changed the World Whether you’re drinking wine or beer, or prefer non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee and Coca-Cola, chances are you’ve never spent even a minute to reflect on how they got to your table. Tom Standage has spent few years of his life. His conclusions? That, […]

Supreme Command Summary

Supreme Command Summary

5 min read ⌚ Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime A good state leader is not necessarily a good military leader. And vice versa. Contrary to the “normal” theory, politicians fight and win wars. How’s that? Scroll down and figure it out. Who Should Read “Supreme Command”? And Why? You still believe that generals and soldiers […]

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Summary

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Summary

5 min read ⌚ How many of you can interpret different ideologies, and resist the temptation to be inclined towards one or another?  We summarize Joseph A. Schumpeter’s findings and theories and offer a full package of “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy”. Who Should Read “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy”? And Why? In general, many individuals would get discouraged […]

Faith of my Fathers Summary

Faith of my Fathers Summary

6 min read ⌚ A Family Memoir The two role models in Senator John McCain’s life were both admirals: his granddad, John (Stew) Sidney McCain Sr. and his dad, John (Jack) Sidney McCain Jr. Who Should Read “Faith of my Fathers”? And Why? In this personal history, U.S. Senator John McCain writes about the persons and […]

False Prophets Summary

False Prophets Summary

5 min read ⌚ The Gurus Who Created Modern Management and Why Their Ideas Are Bad for Businesses Today Americans have always strived toward building a democratic, egalitarian country. However, managers and management gurus have somehow figured out a way to “deceive” the public and vend the country to corporate associations. Who Should Read “False Prophets”? […]

And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) Summary

And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) Summary

4 min read ⌚ Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina At the outset of the 20th century, Argentina was one of the wealthiest nations in the world and appeared to be on the right path to lasting prosperity. However, as it usually happens with things that are “too good, too fast,” the nation […]

In Spite of the Gods Summary

In Spite of the Gods Summary

4 min read ⌚ The Rise of Modern India To begin with, the transformation is perhaps the most challenging part. Witnessing comes secondary. Who Should Read “In Spite of the Gods”? And Why? Its spiritual path is probably the most significant indicator of India’s culture and technological development. However, even religiousness comes at a price. “In […]

A Splendid Exchange Summary

A Splendid Exchange Summary

5 min read ⌚ How Trade Shaped the World Nowadays people are used to buying goods from other states, no matter how far they are. Foreign trading has always been a part of human’s lives and played an essential role in society’s development. Who Should Read “A Splendid Exchange”? And Why? For instance, he demystifies the […]

The Consolation of Philosophy Summary

The Consolation of Philosophy Summary

5 min read ⌚ How a condemned Roman back in the 6th century found the strength to confront himself using only the “mysterious” Christian philosophy. We present you several intriguing stories bundled up into one summary. Who Should Read “The Consolation of Philosophy”? And Why? Christian society remained strict and inflexible, bypassing any links to past. […]

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